Larissa Mooney, M.D., is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Division in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA. She directs the UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Clinic and the UCLA-Veterans Affairs (VA) Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program, where she teaches psychiatrists being trained in the clinical management of substance use disorders (SUDs) and mental health disorders. Dr. Mooney previously served as the Section Chief for Substance Use Disorders at the Greater Los Angeles VA. She is the President of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP), a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), and a fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Dr. Mooney has conducted clinical research at UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) on pharmacological and behavioral treatment interventions for SUDs and co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. She is one of two Principal Investigators for the Greater Southern California Node of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network (CTN). She has NIDA funding to study functional outcomes associated with cannabis use reduction and treatment interventions for opioid use disorder and stimulant use disorder.
Dr. Timothy Fong is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. Dr. Fong completed his undergraduate and medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago. He then came to UCLA and finished his residency in adult general psychiatry in 2002 and was the first accredited addiction psychiatry fellow at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute (2002-2004). He is the co-director of the UCLA Gambling Studies Program (UGSP) and serves on the Steering Committee for the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative. He was the Program Director of the UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship from 2009-2021 and is currently the Director of the UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Consult Service.
Dr. Karen Miotto is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UCLA and the director of the UCLA Physician and Faculty Wellness Program, Behavioral Wellness Program and chair of the Medical Staff Health Committee. Dr. Miotto is the immediate past Chair of California Public Protection & Physician Health (CPPPH) and is the president-elect of the California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM). She is dedicated to promoting physician wellness and educating others on how to reduce physician distress, burnout, substance misuse, and mental illness in the medical profession. Additionally, Dr. Miotto is a frequently invited speaker at local and international addiction medicine meetings. She is the recipient of a career development award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and her area of is research addiction pharmacology.
Lara Ray, PhD is a Professor in the UCLA Clinical Psychology Program. She also has academic appointments in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the UCLA Brain Research Institute. Dr. Ray has an active program of research on clinical neuroscience of addiction funded by the National Institute on Alcohol and Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Her laboratory combines experimental psychopharmacology with behavioral genetic and neuroimaging methods to ascertain the mechanisms underlying addictive disorders in humans and applying these insights to treatment development. Dr. Ray received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies.
Margaret Haglund, M.D. is a board-certified addiction psychiatrist who trained in adult psychiatry at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute, then completed the UCLA Addiction Psychiatry fellowship as well as the UCLA Mood Disorders fellowship. She has worked in a variety of treatment settings, including the UCLA Dual Diagnosis intensive outpatient treatment program, as an attending at Cedars Sinai Medical Center on the inpatient consultation-liaison team (focusing on addiction cases), and in developing and leading the psychiatric treatment component of a multidisciplinary opioid taper program at Cedars Sinai. She currently works in private practice in Santa Monica.
Dana Harris, MD is board certified in adult psychiatry and addiction medicine and received her medical degree from Drexel University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. She completed her training in adult psychiatry at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute and has pursued fellowship training in integrative medicine. She has advanced training in anti-aging and preventive medicine. Dr. Harris has worked in a variety of clinical settings, providing psychiatric consultation services to community mental health organizations and residential treatment programs as well as serving as an attending physician at the UCLA Dual Diagnosis Program. She maintains a private practice in Brentwood, California where she specializes in women’s integrative mental health and personalized lifestyle medicine. Dr. Harris currently serves on the Board of Directors of the California Society of Addiction Medicine, and has been a member of their education committee since 2014.
Jeremy Martinez, M.D. is a board-certified addiction psychiatrist and the Associate Medical Director for Co-Occurring Disorders and Street Psychiatry at Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH). At DMH he has expanded the use of psychiatry in teams who provide homeless outreach and engagement. Dr. Martinez served as the CEO of the Matrix Institute on Addictions from 2014-2018, where he started the Matrix Hub and Spoke System for OUD. Dr. Martinez is a graduate of Harvard University, and completed his medical studies at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He completed residency at the UCLA-San Fernando Valley Psychiatry Program, and an Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at the UCLA-Neuropsychiatric Institute. Dr. Martinez is board-certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. He is currently developing a curriculum for co-occurring disorders called Integr8Recovery, which employs contingency management, CBT, and other evidence-based practices, while leveraging telehealth and data analytics.